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Former Professor Gets Probation For Possessing Bombs

August 18, 1987

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) _ A former Stockton State College math professor arrested after police found him wired with what appeared to be explosive devices has been put on probation and ordered to undergo psychiatric counseling.

Blair Sidney Allen, 35, was not released from the Atlantic County Jail, however, because California authorities say they want to extradite him on a kidnapping charge.

Allen was arrested Nov. 12, 1986, with what appeared to be several ″sinister-looking devices″ attached to his body, according to his attorney, Brad Wertheimer. Allen pleaded guilty to possession of one device, a pipe bomb.

He also pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child because he was walking with his 11-year-old son while carrying the device.

Possession of a destructive device, to which Allen pleaded guilty, is a third-degree crime.